Giveaway winners, christmas gifts and handmade stuff



Good Afternoon dear readers,

How are you this weekend? Have you finished all your Christmas shopping? I know most people took advantage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but I was quite busy last week preparing all the handmade postcards and bookmarks for my company’s Christmas Market so I’m only now starting to look for presents to buy.

I told you on my last post that I would share some pictures of these items, so here they are:




What do you think? Do you like the items we created? We sold out and all profits were donated for charity, but I loved doing them so much that I believe I will continue creating these handmade postcards and bookmarks for myself, my friends upon demand and maybe even start a little online shop 🙂

After all the hussle with the Christmas market I finally had time to put out my Christmas tree, and start thinking about the 2019 Christmas gifts for my family and friends (that includes many of you, so look out for your mail).

This year I have decided to mainly offer my family and friends handmade presents because I am trying to have a more minimal lifestyle with less objects and more moments to remember, and I believe we already have everything we need for, so presents that require other people’s time are much more special in my perspective. Time is our most valuable asset, so spending my time preparing these gifts is in fact a proof of love, which I hope my family will appreciate.

I started looking online for ideas and obviously this led me to the Austenesque items which reminded me of all of you, so I decided to share my Top 5 Austen Christmas gifts for 2019 (secretly hoping my husband will read this post, and get me one).


1 – Jane Austen 2020 daily calendar


This Jane Austen 2020 daily calendar has classic quotes and trivia questions about her life, her books, and her cultural influence. I think is perfect for any Jane Austen fans who will be enterntained all day. Plus it is only 9,95, which is actually less expensive then the 2020 agenda I bought for myself and which is simply a black aganda (I’m kinda dying right now with my stupidity… should have bought this instead…but well, next year I’ll have to be smarter).             


2 – 2020 Weekly Planner with space for a TBR list


This 2020 Weekly Planner only costs 6,95$ and to be honest, I’m going to get it for myself! I’ll use the other agenda I already have for work, and use this one for my blog planning (I also had one for that, but I MUST have this one!). This planner contains yearly, monthly, and weekly calendars with space to write appointments, a section to list priorities, and a “to read” section for our TBR stack, isn’t that PERFECT??? Apparently, it was designed for bibliophiles, avid readers, librarians, book bloggers, bookstagramers, and booktubers and I kind of fit in that category don’t I?


3 – Pack of 15 Jane Austen Christmas Cards


Everybody knows I love postcards and snail mail, so this Jane Austen Christmas Box of 15 Holiday Cards is the perfect Christmas gift for me. With it, I can make 15 different people happy when opening their mailbox. I know some people don’t care about snail mail anymore, but come on?! Who doesn’t love to know that someone thought about them and cared enough to write something down on a postcard? It is a little pricy costing 18,95$ but it will be a good addition to my own handmade Christmas postcards.


4 – JAFF Christmas Books

Christmas Books are the best gift someone can give to me at Christmas. Well, any book really…but Christmas books are always an enjoyable read this time of the year, and even if I’ve read quite a few in previous years, there are still several I would love to read 🙂 These are just a small sample!

A Jane Austen Christmas Bundle: A bundle of Regency Christmas traditions, history and fiction

Christmas with Darcy: Christmas with Jane Books 1-3: Holiday Tales of Pride and Prejudice


Christmas at Pemberley: A Pride and Prejudice Variation


A Snowy Christmas at Rosings Park: A Pride and Prejudice Holiday Farce


A Very Meryton Christmas: A Pride and Prejudice Variation


5 – Christmas Kiss Tree Ornament

This christmas tree ornament is available at JT Originals and is absolutely beautiful!!! I happen to have one myself, so this does not go into my wish list, but I kind of hope Janet Taylor creates another ornament to match this one (again, secretly hoping she will see this post and designs another ornament).

Doesn’t it look amazing on my christmas tree?

So, what do you think of these? Would they enter your Christmas Wish list? This year I didn’t create a Jane Austen’s Christmas Cart because I was just looking for some ideas, but in 2016 I created a list of my favourite Austenesque items and when I published the Jane Austen’s shopping cart I mentioned the below 3 items.

What do you think of them? Are they to your taste? I hope you like them because I decided to offer to one of my readers a Jane Austen Christmas box and I have decided to include similar items 🙂 I believe we must tell people when we are grateful for their presence in our lives, and Christmas seems to be the ideal time for me to tell you all how grateful I am for all your support through all these years, so today I’m offering a Christmas gift box to one of my readers.


Today I’m offering a Christmas gift box to one of my readers with several items I purchased and many others I created myself. The giveaway is international and includes:

2 Jane Austen Handmade Postcards

2 Jane Austen Handmade Bookmarks

1 Elizabeth Bennet Handmade Bookmark

1 Fitzwilliam Darcy Handmade Bookmark

1 Jane Austen Bronze & Glass Metal Bookmark

2 Jane Austen Earings

2 Jane Austen Necklaces

1 Jane Austen Keychain

1 Elizabeth Bennet Keychain

1 Looking for Mr. Darcy Bracelet


To enter the giveaway please make sure you follow From Pemberley to Milton and tell me which of my posts or reviews were your favourite. If you’d like to give me your opinion on the handmade items, I would also appreciate and honest opinion since I am doing them myself 🙂 And please, tell me which of these is your favourite item, I would love to know that 🙂 It may be biased but I love the handmade stuff I made 🙂

The giveaway is open until the 11th of December and the winner will be announced on the 12th of December because I want to send the package in time for Christmas. All comments of blog followers will be considered for the giveaway.


Now, I do believe it is also time to offer some ebooks, but this time, I’m not the one offering them 🙂 I’m not sure if you remember, but I posted an excerpt of Fitzwilliam Darcy, Guardian on its release day two weeks ago. The author, Jennifer Joy, kindly offered 4 ebook copies to my readers and today I’m happy to announce that the winners are:

*** Evamedmonds ***

*** Mary ***

*** J.W.Garrett ***

*** Sheilamajczan ***

I’m also happy to announce that the Rafflecopter winner of A Good Name from Sarah Courtney who also visited in November was BeckyC!

Congratulation ladies, and Happy Reading!




Filed under jane austen, Persuasion, Pride and Prejudice

25 responses to “Giveaway winners, christmas gifts and handmade stuff

  1. BeckyC

    Woohoo! Thank you Rita! Thank you Sarah!!


  2. J. W. Garrett

    Oh, many thanks go out to Jennifer, for this generous giveaway. And thank you, Rita, for hosting. I won that amazing book and I had not bought it yet. Invariably I will think a drawing is over and will buy a book only to have to turn it down because I own it. I’ve been busy and had not bought it yet. I am so excited to win. Congratulations to the other winners.

    Rita, I love your handmade items. There is nothing like the love that goes into creating an item for someone. Do you think we could bribe Janet into making more ornaments?

    I was impressed with the planner. I love planners and they are VERY popular right now. I just got one for 2020 and think your #2 would be great for just tracking your reading and blogging. Excellent choice. This was a fun post. I think I am beginning to get into the Spirit of Christman. Blessings, everyone.


  3. Congratulations to the winners.


  4. Glynis

    Congratulations to all the book winners!
    Such a generous giveaway Rita. I honestly love all the things you’ve made but I think my favourites would be the embossed cards you made first (or at least posted pictures of first 😉)
    Such talent! I’m so pleased your stall sold out.
    I love the bauble on your tree as well, Janet is also so talented.


  5. Sophia Rose

    Yay for your business selling out at the Christmas market and having a nice donation for charity. Love your idea of making your friends and family gifts. I’ve done that now and then and its a nice feeling to give them something I made.
    Wow, generous giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity.

    Yay for the winners. Happy Reading!


  6. I really enjoy all your posts so it’s difficult to choose just one. I appreciate all the giveaways and reviews you share with us and you are very generous to share your handmade goodies with us. I love them all but my favorite is the Darcy necklace.


  7. Mary Preston

    I love hand-made items. Something we should encourage more. I honestly could not choose.


  8. sheilalmajczan

    I don’t know which review I like best but I sure would like some Jane Austen Christmas cards. Thank you for your generosity. AND thank you for the book I won. Love her books.


  9. Congratulations ladies! I absolutely loved your posts about the Darcy Legacy by Joana. And the book, I loved it!! So much so that I’m reading it again just now 🙂 Though I am hoping to get a new “Darcy” book for Christmas… The jewelry in this post is also something I have my eye on. Don’t wear a lot of blingy jewelry, but these are sooooo lovely that I get the itch to put them on & show them of 😀


  10. foreverHis

    I’m astonished at your generosity and your creative ideas. I absolutely love your bookmarks; being able to personally visit your stand would have been a privilege. You have a gift and use it well. Congrats on the donations to charity. Well done!


  11. sheilalmajczan

    I just checked and I already have a Kindle copy of this book so could you gift it to someone else, please? Thank you for your generosity.


  12. Nina

    I liked the post on Fitzwilliam Darcy, Guardian sounds like a book I would enjoy reading. What a wonderful giveaway love all the gifts in it.


  13. Charlotte

    The handmade items are so wonderful. I like the simplicity and the Jane Austen details, especially on the pride card. But all have turned out great! Would love to be included in the giveaway, thank you for a chance to win! The earrings and necklaces are also very pretty & if I’m not lucky. I might attempt to borrow your ideas and make a similar set of card myself. Not that i’m so creatively blessed. But this girl can hope and be full of pride even of her own “crafty handywork”, I like to imagine… Oh I almost forgot, my favorite post of yours is When Mary met the Colonel. I never cared for Mary much growing up. But as I got quite a bit older, I learned to love her and see that I have much in common with her. Partly because of this story, one of the first Mary centered books I have read.


  14. Your handmade items look very beautiful.



  15. Michelle H

    Congratulations to the winners! And Rita, your handiwork is so pretty, and cute, and looks like so much fun. Keep up the great work on behalf of charity. I wish you great success.


  16. Buturot

    Congratulations to the winners!!! Happy reading.

    These are awesome Christmas gifts. Thank you for your generosity.


  17. Buturot

    I loved your post about A Good Name. Love ODC and their interaction…

    I particularly like the books mark and anything handmade, it adds something to the value of the object.


  18. Congratulations to the winners! And, thank you, Rita!


  19. Wow, what a fantastic post, Rita! I added that planner to my wish list. I have a planner I use for my novel writing, but I need one to keep my blog schedule separate, and that would be perfect. Thanks for letting me know about it.

    And your handmade items are all so beautiful, I couldn’t possibly choose a favorite. I appreciate handmade items as gifts, and especially handmade cards. Every year around this time, my daughter and I go to her best friend’s house and make homemade Christmas cards with her best friend, her mom, and grandmother. We’ve done this for about 4 years now; it’s one of my favorite holiday traditions. I can’t say my cards come out nice (I usually send them to my mother because she is my mom and has to appreciate them LOL) but it’s certainly fun. I especially enjoy watching what everyone else is creating.

    As for your posts, my favorites are your reviews. I’ve added so many books to my wish list based on your reviews. 🙂


  20. That’s very kind of you to offer one Christmas gift box, Rita. But woe to the others who enter but didn’t win. I prefer the items to be shared among more people to give each of us something to win. But I understand postage will be more expensive than if you were only paying for one package. But do consider this option in future.

    I love all the items mentioned in the post especially the Christmas ornament by Janet Taylor. If it were offered in the giveaway, I’ll be very delighted.


  21. Rita, I do hope that your DH reads this and that he and Santa bring you many lovely Jane-ish gifts. Will you be opening an Etsy shop for your beautiful creations? If so, please remember to let us all know when it opens!

    My own DH asks me to compile a wish list for him before Xmas, and by looking at the return addresses of the packages that have come in for him it appears that I can expect several Jane-ish gifts myself, including a couple that are on your list.

    I always enjoy reading your blog. Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and a New Year filled with all good things. – JPB


  22. Silvia

    They are beautiful your handmade items! You can tell there went a lot of time, attention but mostly love into them! The tree is really pretty, haven’t got mine up yet. Stuck with flu… But it’s starting to tingle after seeing yours. Thanks for a chance to win a stunning giftbox! The Obstinate Headstrong girl in me would treasure that necklace for Christmas 😀


  23. Pingback: The Giveaway Winners are… | From Pemberley to Milton

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.